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Budget 2020: Focus on better medical care, boost to education

Although there was no budgetary increase for the Narendra Modi government’s flagship health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), it got the biggest share of the health allocation, receiving Rs 6,429 crore for 2020-21.
Patients queue up at a civil hospital in Gurugram on October 8, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Patients queue up at a civil hospital in Gurugram on October 8, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 02, 2020 02:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

Will focus on higher education next term, says Sisodia

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said most of the time of his tenure as the Education Minister of Delhi was used to improve the basic infrastructure and the education quality in these schools.
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia.(HT file)
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia.(HT file)
Published on Jan 20, 2020 12:03 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

ASER 2019 report: ‘Early Years’ findings

Districts surveyed in UP—Lucknow and Varanasi –– indicates low enrolment patterns for 4-year-old even though the proportion increases with age.
At age 6, 47.5% children are in anganwadis or pre-primary classes, while 31.6% are in Std I and 16.1 % are in Std II or in higher classes.(HT file)
At age 6, 47.5% children are in anganwadis or pre-primary classes, while 31.6% are in Std I and 16.1 % are in Std II or in higher classes.(HT file)
Published on Jan 15, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajeev Mullick

HT Editorial| In defence of affordable education, for all

Economic deprivation should not hinder the ability of students to access education
If India seeks to become a knowledge economy, enjoy the fruits of demographic dividend, and create aware citizens, it will need to make education accessible to more people(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
If India seeks to become a knowledge economy, enjoy the fruits of demographic dividend, and create aware citizens, it will need to make education accessible to more people(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 07:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Maharashtra government to set up think-tank to improve quality of education

The think-tank will include professionals from various sectors, elected representatives, education experts, teachers, parents, retired bureaucrats who have been involved in formulating education policies, NGOs and media covering the education beat.
Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad.(twitter/@VarshaEGaikwad)
Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad.(twitter/@VarshaEGaikwad)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 11:47 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Violence in JNU against education, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

Addressing a Union Cabinet briefing, the minister said that “all masked people involved in the JNU violence will be unmasked in police investigation”.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 08, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Labourers’ children set to get free education in Magh Mela area

Kids will also be provided free-of-cost books, a pair of school uniform, sweater, school bag and stationery at makeshift schools in tent city. Read on to know more...
Kids at a makeshift school in tent city during Kumbh-2019. (HT File Photo)
Kids at a makeshift school in tent city during Kumbh-2019. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 06, 2020 03:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByK Sandeep Kumar

Univeralise arts education beyond certain communities, says Kavita Iyer

Kavita Iyer is the Managing Trustee of Singhal Iyer Family Foundation (SIFF), a Bengaluru-based philanthropic organisation that works in education and the arts.
Kavita Iyer, the co-founder of Young Artiste.(twitter/@kavmingle)
Kavita Iyer, the co-founder of Young Artiste.(twitter/@kavmingle)
Published on Jan 05, 2020 01:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Education should be part of politics, says Kejriwal

Speaking to the media after visiting a school in Rouse Avenue, Kejriwal said that vote should be given to those who provide good education, and not to those who try to create divisions among the people on the basis of religion.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 08:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Himachal Pradesh High Court summons Principal Secretary of Education over bad condition of schools

A division bench of Chief Justice L. Narayana Swamy and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua acted by taking suo motu notice of a media report regarding the pathetic condition of government schools in the state.
It was reported in a newspaper that the condition of classrooms in 6,116 out of 33,191 primary schools was the worst and required urgent repairs. (Representational image)(Shutterstock)
It was reported in a newspaper that the condition of classrooms in 6,116 out of 33,191 primary schools was the worst and required urgent repairs. (Representational image)(Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 29, 2019 02:34 PM IST
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Shimla | ByIndo Asian News Service

The antidote to insularity is respect and tolerance: Raguram Rajan

In conversation with Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the RBI, about his role as advisor on the governing council of the private university, Krea.
Former RBI governer Raghuram Rajan and Kapil Viswanathan in Mumbai.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
Former RBI governer Raghuram Rajan and Kapil Viswanathan in Mumbai.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCherylann Mollan

Primary education lays foundation of kids’ future, don’t ignore it, says UP Governor

Urging teachers and parents to take care of children’s health along with studies, the governor said, “Health is very important along with studies for overall development of the children.”
UP Governor Anandiben Patel. (HT file)
UP Governor Anandiben Patel. (HT file)
Published on Dec 11, 2019 01:00 PM IST
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Gorakhpur | ByPress Trust of India

CM orders free Class 11, 12 education for poor children of Mohali institute

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Published on Dec 11, 2019 01:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Education for all: A step by step guide to open a school in India

We need more and more good quality competent schools to spread the social cause of education and to increase the literacy rate in India.
Although government schools are the largest provider of elementary education in our country with over 80% of all recognised schools being run or supported by the government, but still the demand for private schools is on the rise.(HT file)
Although government schools are the largest provider of elementary education in our country with over 80% of all recognised schools being run or supported by the government, but still the demand for private schools is on the rise.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 02:52 PM IST
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ByAmol Arora

NEP can address crisis in technical education, says AICTE chief

The chairman of the All India Council of Technical Education was addressing a national conference on ‘Crisis in Technical Education here.
The new policy would focus on examination reformation with 30 per cent of the questions being picked from the textbooks. (Representational image)(HT file)
The new policy would focus on examination reformation with 30 per cent of the questions being picked from the textbooks. (Representational image)(HT file)
Published on Nov 30, 2019 10:15 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India

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Updated on Nov 27, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Education is constitutional right, says Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar, spoke on a broad range of issues from gender equality to health and education as a key component of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Swara Bhaskar voiced her opinion on the controversial fee hike in the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University.(HT file)
Swara Bhaskar voiced her opinion on the controversial fee hike in the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 24, 2019 04:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

JNU protest: Make education affordable to all, says protesters

The protesters, including members of civil society, JNU alumna and students, raised slogans, asking the varsity administration to roll back the fee hike and the government to “make education affordable to all”.
The JNU protesters gathered at the Mandi House and started marching towards Parliament amid the presence of a huge police posse. (Representational image)(HT file)
The JNU protesters gathered at the Mandi House and started marching towards Parliament amid the presence of a huge police posse. (Representational image)(HT file)
Published on Nov 23, 2019 02:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘Oxford of the East’ declared ‘C’ grade, NAAC wakeup call for Bihar’s higher education

The latest to get an eye-opener from the NAAC is the 156-year old Patna College, the oldest institution under Patna University. It was ranked ‘C’, with an abysmal CGPA of 1.62.
Patna College campus.(patnacollege.org)
Patna College campus.(patnacollege.org)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 12:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByArun Kumar

Odisha MP Achyuta Samanta aspires to set up free educational institutes across country

Odisha MP Achyuta Samanta, during his interaction with media on Saturday night, said institutes, such as the one founded by him, could go a long way in fighting poverty, as “many talented children fail to complete their education for want of money”.
Odisha MP Achyuta Samanta.(twitter/@achyuta_samanta)
Odisha MP Achyuta Samanta.(twitter/@achyuta_samanta)
Published on Nov 17, 2019 04:51 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India

Liberal education emerging as crucial 21st century component, says former ISRO chief

Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan said a comprehensive liberal education develops all capacities of human beings, intellectual, aesthetics, social, physical, emotional and moral, in an integrated manner.
Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan.(HT file)
Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan.(HT file)
Published on Nov 16, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

West Bengal Governor Dhankhar attacks Mamata government on education

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged that the state government was putting pressure on the vice-chancellors of universities.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(HT file)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 09:00 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByIndo Asian News Service

Need to look at internationalisation of education holistically, says MEA additional secretary

“We need to look at internationalisation of education holistically. It does not only mean sending Indian students abroad but also welcoming foreign students in India,” Dinesh Patnaik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs said.
Dinesh Patnaik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.(ANI file)
Dinesh Patnaik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.(ANI file)
Published on Nov 14, 2019 08:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Every child should have access to education, says Boman Irani

Boman Irani essays the character of Shyam Singh in the new film “Jhalki”, which is broadly based on the Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, who is known for his relentless work for children’s rights and Bachpan Bachao movement.
Boman Irani. (Freelance photo by Viral Bhayani)
Boman Irani. (Freelance photo by Viral Bhayani)
Published on Nov 14, 2019 07:27 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByIndo Asian News Service

Education is solution to all problems, says Taapsee Pannu

“I believe education is the solution to all problems and Dr Samanta is doing a stellar job in this field,” Taapsee said.
Taapsee Pannu.(IANS file)
Taapsee Pannu.(IANS file)
Published on Nov 14, 2019 04:34 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByIndo Asian News Service

‘Skills on Wheels’ bus to provide digital education in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh

The bus will travel to six districts of the state which include Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor, Anantapur, and Kurnool.
Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation launched ‘Skills on Wheels’ bus on Thursday.(ANI)
Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation launched ‘Skills on Wheels’ bus on Thursday.(ANI)
Published on Nov 07, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) | ByAsian News International

Higher education a privilege not available to many, says President Kovind

Calling upon the stakeholders to focus on University Social Responsibility’ (USR), the President said, “In order to fulfil USR obligations, students of this university may spend time at some villages and also stay the night, if it is workable. They (students) should help the villagers deal with their problems.”
President Ram Nath Kovind.(HT file)
President Ram Nath Kovind.(HT file)
Published on Nov 04, 2019 04:20 PM IST
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Shillong | ByIndo Asian News Service

India, Uzbekistan ink MoUs on military, medicine and education

The MoUs between the two countries had been on the anvil and were inked following a bilateral meeting that Rajnath Singh held with his Uzbekistan counterpart Major General Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov.
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his Uzbekistan counterpart Major General Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov.(IANS)
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his Uzbekistan counterpart Major General Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov.(IANS)
Published on Nov 04, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Tashkent | ByIndo Asian News Service

Trying to make Guru Nanak Dev’s teachings part of moral education, says J-K Higher Education Secretary

The week-long celebration function on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev was inaugurated by Rohella at the Government Degree College here on Saturday.
Trying to make Guru Nanak Dev’s teachings part of moral education, says Talat Parvez Rohella. (Representational image)(HT file)
Trying to make Guru Nanak Dev’s teachings part of moral education, says Talat Parvez Rohella. (Representational image)(HT file)
Published on Nov 04, 2019 10:04 AM IST
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Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | ByAsian News International

For education, the new Niti Aayog Index could become a game-changer | Analysis

It provides a road map for states to ensure consistent improvement in schools, while increasing accountability
Like the Ease of Doing Business Rankings have changed the business environment, SEQI can alter education outcomes(Hindustan Times)
Like the Ease of Doing Business Rankings have changed the business environment, SEQI can alter education outcomes(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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